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Abramovich’s Lampard replacement decision made and two managers stand the chance

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The job of Frank Lampard at Chelsea has been placed on the air following the negative results they have recorded in their last couple of games, especially the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday.

After spending about 200 million euros on the recruitment of players in the last summer transfer window, the Blues are not anywhere close to the top, a development that has forced the club owner, Roman Abramovich to make a decision in that direction.

Several names have been linked to the job but latest reports claim the West London owner has trimmed the list to two candidates and the choice would be made between them if Frank Lampard is sacked.

There are suggestions that Frank Lampard would be given the next few matches to turn things around or risk being sacked.

According to Kaveh Solhekol, Sky Sports’ have received information that the job is between two managers if Lampard is sacked.

He told The Transfer Show: “We were talking yesterday about Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegri, Julian Nagelsmann, Ralf Rangnick, Ralph Hasenhuttl and also Brendan Rodgers.

“What is interesting today is that Keith James, one of our chief news editors is telling us this evening that he is being told that if Chelsea were to dismiss Frank Lampard, they would then look to appoint either Thomas Tuchel or Julian Nagelsmann.

“Keith is telling us that those are Chelsea’s top two targets. Furthermore, he is saying that Roman Abramovich will have to wait until the summer if he wants Julian Nagelsmann to be the next Chelsea manager.

“RB Leipzig, of course, second in the Bundesliga at the moment, they are playing Liverpool in the Champions League next month.

“According to Keith James, RB Leipzig have made it clear to Chelsea they will not let Nagelsmann go midway through the season.

“Chelsea do have relatively good relations with the Red Bull group, they signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and also Ethan Ampadu went on loan to them as well.”

When faced with the question that he is on borrowed time, Frank Lampard said “I can’t get caught up in what the reaction will be because I’d be sitting here all day concerned about it.

“I’m not the only manager to be put under this pressure but the good thing for me is I’m good at handling pressure.”

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Chelsea player that is “a killer” revealed

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Former prolific midfielder, Joe Cole, has revealed that in Romelu Lukaku, The blues now have a “killer” in their squad who will score more goal.

Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal as Chelsea began their Champions League campaign with a slim 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.

That was Romelu Lukaku fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan this summer.

Joe Cole has accepted the fact that Romelu Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his powerful nature makes him the perfect man to lead the team under Thomas Tuchel.

“I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season.

“Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once that ball was delivered there was only going to be one winner, he’s a great finisher,” Cole said on BT Sport.

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Legend ignores Man Utd, names six teams that can win champions league

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Experienced legend, Danny Murphy has listed the six clubs he thinks can win the Champions League this season.

His list include title holders Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. However, Manchester United was not mentioned.

Danny Murphy predicts English clubs could be a dominant force in Europe this campaign, with Chelsea hoping to defend the title they won after beating Manchester City in last season’s champions league final.

For Liverpool, they reached successive Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019 and would be eager to challenge for another this seasonn.

Danny Murphy insists Manchester City are one of the favorites as with Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSG and Atletico Madrid.

Asked which teams he expects to challenge for the Champions League title, Murphy told MailSport:

“I personally think the winners will come from one of six – Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG.

“Atletico are an outsider because Diego Simeone has matchwinners in Luis Suarez and Griezmann in addition to the remarkable team spirit he’s fostered.”

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Tammy Abraham ‘fits the bill’ as an Arsenal signing, says Winterburn

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With Arsenal interested in the signature of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, they have been told by their hero, Nigel Winterburn that the England international fits the profile of a potential signing for the club.

Tammy Abraham looks set to leave Chelsea this summer as the Blues continue their pursuit of Erling Haaland. He is also out of favour at the club with lack of playing time. He earned 22 Premier League appearances last term, scoring six goals which is not enough for him.

Reacting to the news, Winterburn said (via Goal): “He certainly would fit the bill of recent Arsenal signings, young with a point to prove.

“People will question his consistency but what you want is for these young players to get a run in the team.

“Is he going to get a run in a team if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is playing well? Probably not unless Aubameyang can be switched to the left-hand side – although you then need to leave out either Nicolas Pepe or Bukayo Saka.

“With Abraham, there’s potential there and development for a young, young player. So, I think it’s an option [for] Arsenal, although with Alexandre Lacazette being linked with a move away, it could be just a name that has been thrown into a hat.”

He will replace French striker, Alexandre Lacazette who is also opened to leaving the Emirates Stadium for £15 million after scoring 17 goals in all competitions last season.

When asked about Lacazette, Winterburn continued: “Arsenal shouldn’t sell Lacazette unless they’ve got an upgrade in place. I wouldn’t let him go until we have secured another striker. I’ve said that all along.

“Lacazette is a different striker to anything Arsenal have at the club. When he’s in top form, he holds the ball up well, his link-up play is good.

“I suppose his strike rate is not the very, very best of what you want, but then we are not at the very, very top of the league either at the moment as well.

“So personally, at the moment, I don’t want to see him go, unless we’ve got someone coming in that’s going to excite me.

“I wouldn’t let him go and then we haven’t got anybody else to bring in. For me, that’s just way too risky.”

He’s been linked with a surprise move across London. Reports have suggested Arsenal are monitoring his situation and could make an offer if Chelsea decide to leave him leave.

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